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Part Descriptions

LP15859-9   Sarcosine
Sarcosine is the N-methyl derivative of glycine. It is a natural amino acid found in muscles and other body tissues. In the laboratory, it may be synthesized from chloroacetic acid and methylamine. Sarcosine is found naturally as an intermediate in the metabolism of choline to glycine. Sarcosine is sweet to the taste and dissolves in water. It is used in manufacturing biodegradable surfactants and toothpastes as well as in other applications. Sarcosine is ubiquitous in biological materials and is present in such foods as egg yolks, turkey, ham, vegetables, legumes, etc. Sarcosine is reported to be formed from dietary intake of choline and from the metabolism of methionine and is rapidly degraded to glycine, which, in addition to its importance as a constituent of protein, plays a significant role in various physiological processes as a prime metabolic source of components of living cells such as glutathione, creatine, purines and serine.

Sarcosinemia can result from severe folate deficiency because of the folate requirement for the conversion of sarcosine to glycine. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Sarcosine (Wikipedia)

LP15859-9   Sarcosine
An amino acid intermediate in the metabolism of choline. Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

LP15859-9   Sarcosine
High levels of sarcosine may occur as a result of vitamin B2 insufficiency as vitamin B2 is required to metabolize sarcosine. Information from Metamatrix Clinical Laboratory 2006 12 01. Source: Regenstrief Institute

Fully-Specified Name


Additional Names

Short Name
Sarcosine Ur-sCnc
Display Name
Sarcosine (U) [Moles/Vol]
Consumer Name Alpha Get Info
Sarcosine, Urine

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 2.00
Last Updated
Version 2.70
Order vs. Observation

Member of these Panels

LOINC Long Common Name
74514-1 Amino acids panel [Moles/volume] - Urine

Member of these Groups Get Info

LOINC Group Group Name
LG45933-5 Sarcosine|Pt|Urine|89.094 g/mole
LG35618-4 Sarcosine|SCnc|Urine

Language Variants Get Info

Tag Language Translation
de-DE German (Germany) Sarkosin:Stoffmengenkonzentration:Zeitpunkt:Urin:Quantitativ:
es-AR Spanish (Argentina) sarcosina:concentración de sustancia:punto en el tiempo:orina:cuantitativo:
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Sarcosina:Concentración de sustancia:Punto temporal:Orina:Qn:
Synonyms: Cuantitativo
es-MX Spanish (Mexico) Sarcosina:Concentración de sustancias:Punto temporal:Orina:Cuantitativo:
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Sarkosiin:SCnc:Pt:U:Qn:
Synonyms: Aine kontsentratsioon Juhuslik Kvantitatiivne Uriin
fr-CA French (Canada) Sarcosine:Concentration de substance:Temps ponctuel:Urine:Quantitatif:
fr-FR French (France) Sarcosine:Moles/Volume:Ponctuel:Urine:Numérique:
fr-BE French (Belgium) Sarcosine:Concentration de substance:Temps ponctuel:Urine:Quantitatif:
it-IT Italian (Italy) Sarcosina:SCnc:Pt:Urine:Qn:
Synonyms: Chimica Concentrazione di Sostanza Punto nel tempo (episodio)
ko-KR Korean (Korea, Republic Of) 사르코신:물질농도:검사시점:뇨:정량:
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) sarcosine:mol/volume:moment:urine:kwantitatief:
pt-BR Portuguese (Brazil) Sarcosina:SCnc:Pt:Urina:Qn:
Synonyms: Sar; Sarc; Substance concentration; Level; Point in time; Random; Ur; UR; Urn; UA; Quantitative; QNT; Quant; Quan; Chemistry
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Саркозин:МолКонц:ТчкВрм:Моча:Колич:
Synonyms: Количественный Молярность;Молярная объёмная концентрация Точка во времени;Момент
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Sarkozin:SubKons:Zmlı:İdrar:Kant:
zh-CN Chinese (China) 肌氨酸:物质的量浓度:时间点:尿液:定量型:
Synonyms: N甲基甘氨酸;N-甲基甘氨酸 克分子浓度;克分子浓度(单位体积);摩尔浓度;摩尔浓度(单位体积);物质的量浓度(单位体积) 化学;化学检验项目;化学检验项目类;化学类;化学试验;非刺激耐受型化学检验项目;非刺激耐受型化学检验项目类;非刺激耐受型化学试验;非刺激耐受型化学试验类 可用数量表示的;定量性;数值型;数量型;连续数值型标尺 尿;小便;下泉 时刻;随机;随意;瞬间

Example Units

Unit Source
nmol/mL Example UCUM Units

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